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Hungry for Real Fried Chicken

Zoe Feb 2, 2004 01:34 PM

Where to go? The last good fried chicken I had was at Maurice's Chat and Snack or is it Snack and Chat?
Popeye's doesn't quite do it but the red beans and rice are really good. My confession for Monday.

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    markn RE: Zoe Feb 2, 2004 01:40 PM

    Went to a super bowl party yesterday, they had fried chicken from Slavko's in San Pedro. It was very good, not greasy or dry at all.

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      oc boy RE: Zoe Feb 2, 2004 01:45 PM

      Ah, fried chicken...

      Mrs. Knott's has good fried chicken. I haven't been there in years (too busy for my tastes) but I remember the chicken being very good.


      They are located right outside of the park with the same name.

      Although a lightning rod on this board, I like Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles for fried chicken as well.

      Other than that, it is a cast iron skillet, picket line and a secret reciepe later that keeps the fried chicken urge at bay for a while.

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        Misty RE: oc boy Feb 2, 2004 03:05 PM

        I second Roscoe's. I can't think of a place where I've had better fried chicken. Their red beans and rice dish is also pretty darn good.

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        Sandra W. RE: Zoe Feb 2, 2004 03:15 PM

        Stevie's on the Strip, Crenshaw and Jefferson, makes some good fried chicken. Pass on the cornbread. (And take some gumbo home)

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          ashlee RE: Sandra W. Dec 31, 2006 05:53 PM

          Stevie's is the best! But sadly, I heard they are now closed. There was nothing better than their fried chicken with the batter-dipped french fries and homemade ranch dressing!

          Cardiologist anyone?

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          Just Larry RE: Zoe Feb 2, 2004 08:20 PM

          Aunt Kizzy's has made to order Fried Chicken bursting with juice and crispy crunchy. At lunch it sits under heat lamps and gets dry if you don't come when a fresh batch is ready.

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            tissue RE: Zoe Feb 2, 2004 11:28 PM


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              drewben RE: Zoe Feb 2, 2004 11:34 PM

              you might try the broasted chicken @ amber's, balboa & burbank. see the recent postings.

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                petradish RE: Zoe Feb 3, 2004 10:19 AM

                flossie's in torrance. excellent fried chicken, mac'n'cheese,yams.

                3566 redondo beach blvd.

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                  kinko RE: Zoe Feb 4, 2004 02:20 AM

                  I find the best quality and best tasting fried chicken is at the whole foods market on 3rd and fairfax across from the farmers market. they do it in the deli hot bar they bring it out all day you can always ask when the next round will be out too its not that fosters factory hormone chicken found in most places either you even can pick out the pieces you want i get this several times a week make a salad at the salad bar and you got it made

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                    ciaolette RE: kinko Feb 4, 2004 04:26 PM

                    I have wondered if this chicken at whole foods was as good as it looks, will try it , thanks.
                    They make a green chile chicken which is very tasty...

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                      kinko RE: ciaolette Feb 5, 2004 04:03 AM

                      i almost like the baked chicken better with herbs and spices its very moist and flavorful not oily try that too usually at the opposite end of the fried chicken in the hot bar

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                      gj RE: kinko Feb 5, 2004 10:38 AM

                      Bought a chicken breast there yesterday and it was big, but just average is taste I thought.

                      The salami sandwich from the deli, on the other hand, was excellent.

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                        soulimar RE: kinko Dec 31, 2006 05:53 AM

                        Foster Farms actually is the company that does not use any hormones or antibiotics.

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                        t RE: Zoe Feb 5, 2004 01:21 PM

                        maybe i'm missing the boat, but Roscoe's has AMAZING southern fried chicken. very authentic. a little more upscale - Aunt Kizzy's Backporch at 4325 Glencoe Ave in marina del rey. even more upscale Reign in Beverly Hills on Roberston (owned by keyshawn Johnson, former 'SC and Tampa Bay Bucs Wide Receiver). all have excellent fried chicken.

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                          Hosan RE: t Feb 6, 2004 04:57 PM

                          Dinah's in Glendale

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                            Just Larry RE: t Feb 6, 2004 11:13 PM

                            Reign may not be in business any longer. I know for sure that Mr. Johnson no longer owns it. I went WAY downhill after its opening hoopla.

                          2. Skunk2Racer RE: Zoe Dec 22, 2006 11:02 PM

                            aunt rosa lees on Western ave between Adams & Jefferson has Good Fried Chicken Be Prepared to Wait........and Wait..... And Wait.

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                              Dave and Stuff RE: Zoe Dec 22, 2006 11:17 PM

                              Can't believe that no one has mentioned Honey's Kettle in Culver City. Easily the Best-chicken-to-worst-service ratio in the world!

                              That said, I think it makes Roscoe's look anemic.

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                                hrhboo RE: Dave and Stuff Dec 22, 2006 11:27 PM

                                I was very disappointed in Honey's chicken. It was chewy and greasy and looked (and tasted) like it had been under a heat lamp for hours. Maybe I got a bad batch but I doubt I'll be eating there again!

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                                  Dave and Stuff RE: hrhboo Dec 23, 2006 12:05 AM

                                  Wow. I have had plenty of not-so-great experiences at Honey's Kettle, but not once has the chicken itself been less than stellar...If you can, I would recommend giving it another try...

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                                    hrhboo RE: Dave and Stuff Dec 23, 2006 12:46 AM

                                    Ironically, the service was quite good!

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                                      Jesdamala RE: Dave and Stuff Dec 23, 2006 01:53 AM

                                      Just had a huge order of Honey Kettle's this week...breasts/wings and they were terrific! Of course, order not ready when picked up, finally we asked why....we were told that many people place orders, don't come in time, refuse to buy what was made for them, so it would seem orders called in are not cooked until one shows up in person! Our order of 8 breasts/8 wings and various sides was wonderful. Chicken crunch/juicy/just hit the spot. Now, is this true Southern fried chicken? I don't know, but I love it!

                                2. monkuboy RE: Zoe Dec 22, 2006 11:45 PM

                                  Porky's BBQ in Inglewood, on Manchester right near the Forum. They are licensed to make Golden Bird fried chicken and in my opinion that's the best of all of them. Granted I've never had Honey Kettle but I've had Roscoe's and Golden Bird beats them hands down.

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                                    Wes RE: monkuboy Dec 23, 2006 02:52 AM

                                    I second and third . . . Porky's

                                    Amazing, and good ribs too!

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                                    kproq323 RE: Zoe Dec 23, 2006 01:40 AM

                                    Chef Marilynn's Soul Food Kitchen. Down south on Crenshaw south of Adams. You'll see the line. Chicken is $.99 a piece and you can get great sides from Black-eyed Peas and Rice to Greens. Reminds me of real southern soul food.

                                    1. purplescout RE: Zoe Dec 23, 2006 03:16 AM

                                      I'll probably get hate mail for this, but I just love Pioneer Fried Chicken. This used to be a chain with several outlets, but the only one left (to my knowledge) is at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Echo Park Avenue near downtown. I love the thick but crispy coating with lots of spice to it. I haven't been there for a while - may have to make a trip. I also love the chicken livers fried just like a piece of chicken with the same coating.

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                                        Wes RE: purplescout Dec 23, 2006 06:24 AM

                                        I agree that the Pioneer is quite good.

                                        ==>> BUT! Only when eaten hot at the restaurant. It does not travel well which is strange for the all time picnic classic.

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                                        VealParmGuy RE: Zoe Dec 23, 2006 03:27 AM

                                        I found Honey's disappointing the time I tried it. Better than KFC but not comparable to what I had in college down south and it certainly didn't satisfy the craving I had at the time.

                                        My favorite used to be Cynthia's on W. 3rd, even if its less than authentic, it was certainly tasty. However, I think they changed chefs about a year ago and I don't love the new recipe as much.

                                        1. Hughlipton RE: Zoe Dec 23, 2006 02:23 PM

                                          If you order enough so they will cook it fresh for you believe it or not the Ralph's Service Deli at the corner of Ventura and Hazeltine has great fried chicken. I always order in advance but show up maybe 30 minutes early to make sure my chicken is frying in the deep fryers. I have not had the same success with other Ralph's Markets.

                                          1. SauceSupreme RE: Zoe Dec 23, 2006 05:34 PM

                                            I like Flossie's, but I also like the fried chicken from Les Sisters in Chatsworth.

                                            1. Will Owen RE: Zoe Dec 23, 2006 05:45 PM

                                              Our Roscoe's (on Lake in Pasadena) cooks their chicken to a crisp, which is OK once in a while but not what I always want. I've had a breast there only once, and it was like chicken-flavored balsa wood. Tasty, but awfully hard to chew and swallow. Stick with dark meat.

                                              Pann's was my favorite fried chicken up until Wednesday, when I had a bite of the fried leg that Mrs. O had ordered at Henry Moffett's in Bellflower. That was...well, it really WAS better than Grandma's! (Never thought I'd say that!) Rich, succulent, tender, perfect.

                                              1. purplescout RE: Zoe Dec 24, 2006 02:25 AM

                                                Thinking about Pioneer chicken made me look up other entries on the board about it. Here's a link to a discussion a few months ago. I'm definitely heading over there soon!


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                                                  LARaven RE: Zoe Dec 31, 2006 06:01 AM

                                                  I have only seen two Pioneer Chickens left around me.
                                                  One is in east LA on Soto and Whittier I think.
                                                  And another one in Bell Gardens on Florence near Garfield.

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                                                    Skunk2Racer RE: LARaven Dec 31, 2006 08:25 AM

                                                    There is another pioneers on Sunset Blvd Right After Circuit City before You Hit Downtown it's on the West side of the street before DODGER STADIUM

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                                                    rameniac RE: Zoe Dec 31, 2006 06:06 AM

                                                    isn't stevies on the strip gone? i LOVE the red beans and rice at popeyes! and i'm not ashamed to admit it...

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                                                      Skunk2Racer RE: rameniac Dec 31, 2006 08:27 AM

                                                      Stevies on THE SHAW.... Crenshaw is gone but there is another Location in THE SF VALLEY on Ventura Blvd around BALBOA

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                                                      manku RE: Zoe Dec 31, 2006 05:38 PM

                                                      Went to Honey's in CC this week (bogo coupon from LAW)...no line, but took about 10 minutes to get food. Nice ambianiance for fast food joint.

                                                      Chicken was very good, if a little bland. Buscuit was excellent, fries fine.

                                                      I really like Pollo Campero...only been to Glendale Galleria location. They just opened in Hollywood I think.


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                                                        sivanlives RE: Zoe Dec 31, 2006 05:50 PM

                                                        Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles satisfies and is a fun dining experience.

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                                                          alexfood RE: Zoe Dec 31, 2006 07:40 PM

                                                          Not the most typical frying style, but I liked Uncle Andre's fried chicken quite a bit. Outside has a drier crunch, not oily at all. Maybe they use a little cornmeal? ANyhow, it's on Moorpark a few blocks east of Laurel Canyon.

                                                          BTW, I always enjoy Roscoe's, but I often get the fried livers. Order is huge, but they're tasty.

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